Absa Premiership

Ajax send Birds crashing

2015-05-06 22:18
Riyaad Norodien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town came from a goal down to beat Moroka Swallows 2-1 in a thrilling encounter at the Athlone Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Lantshene Phalane had the Dube Birds ahead on 63 minutes, but Riyaad Norodien and substitute Thabiso Nkoana scored late on the seal the result.

Swallows got off the a good start but were unable to make their dominance count, missing several chances. Siyabonga Nomvethe and Lucky Baloyi were both guilty of spurning first-half opportunities against a solid Urban Warriors backline.

The breakthrough finally came in the second half, Phalane firing home a magnificent free kick to put Swallows in front.

However, the Dube Birds were unable to hold on to the lead for long, Norodien heading home an Erwin Isaacs corner a mere four minutes later.

And Ajax struck again in added time to steal the win, Nkoana this time rising highest to nod home a Keegan Dolly corner.

The win saw Ajax guarantee MTN8 football next season as they sit fifth heading into the final round of fixtures on Saturday, while Swallows remain at the foot of the table, three points from safety and staring relegation in the face.

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